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Cherubs and Grace Notes Cancelled for September 8

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel the Cherub and Grace Notes choirs for Monday, September 8. We hope to have the choirs as scheduled on September 15.

Registration for 2014-15 Program Year Continues

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Registration for Church School, Children’s Choirs, Confirmation, Guppies, JYG, MSYG, and YG continues. We are so excited for the fall to begin and hope you will register for some of our great programs for Children and Youth!

Church School Registration Form Church School Behavior Covenant
Confirmation Children’s Choirs
Guppies JYG


Kickoff Sunday is September 7!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Please join us for Kickoff Sunday, this Sunday, September 7. Worship Services will be held at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:15am. Church School kicks off for the year at the 9:30am service.

A Kickoff Brunch will be held on the Church grounds at 10:30am. Last names A-J please bring fruit; K-Z please bring a pre-sliced breakfast baked good.

Also during the brunch, the Park Street Parsonage will be open: walk through and learn about plans for a renovation and capital campaign.

The 8:00am worship service has been so popular over the summer that we have decided to carry that format into the fall! We will continue to gather in the Memorial Garden in the fall (as long as weather allows), communion will be served by intinction each week, and there will by hymns with piano accompaniment. All are encouraged to come and experience this lovely time of worship!

High School Assistants Needed for Sunday Mornings

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Our Preschool and Kindergarten classes benefit from an additional welcoming presence in their classrooms through our High School Assistant Program. Over twenty-five of our youth volunteer their Sunday mornings to assist our teaching teams.   It’s been a mutually-enriching and comforting experience for both the children and the high school assistants as they enjoy crafts, music and bible stories together in the classroom.

Please contact Kelly McGinn at if you or your high school aged child is interested.  Thanks!

Summer Book Group

Friday, July 11th, 2014

critical_journeyJoin Rev. Dr. Anne W. Coffman and Rev. Jonah Smith-Bartlett who will co-lead a summer book study of The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith beginning Sunday, July 13 and running through Sunday, August 23.  The group will meet each Sunday at at 9:00am in the Library, and childcare will be available.  Copies of the book are available in the Church Office for $20 each.

Tracking our Missionaries

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

This week we have two groups on Mission Trips. OG, or “Old Group”, is in Kenya building a library and dormitory for our Maasai friends.  Quest, a high school group, is in Rockaway, New York working to restore houses damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Pictures of both groups are available only on our Church Facebook page at – and you do not need to be a member of Facebook to view the pictures. We’re hoping to have new pictures from both groups throughout the week, so be sure to check back from time to time!

OG Mission Trip

Monday, June 9th, 2014

The OG Mission Trip to Kenya leaves June 21.

While there, the team will be working to build a dormitory and library for The Beloved Daughters of the Maasai Rescue Center. To help buy books to fill their library shelves, stop by the Missions and Outreach table in Smith Hall during May and June, or contact Marianna Kilbride for more information at We are also collecting new or lightly used shoes for our Maasai friends. Drop them in the box in Smith Hall and as many as can be carried will be on the ground in Kenya on June 22.

Our Mission Team: Jean Barden, Diana Beecher, Roger Bolton, Anne Coffman,Katrina Conde, Joellen Ford, Jeff Hemmings, Maria hemmings, Stephanie Joyce, Marianna Kilbride, Frank Lyon, Eleanor Monroe, PJ Montgomery, Carolyn Mulry,Holly Nelson, Rick Nelson, Beth Picard, William Picard, Paul Schimdt, Debbie Shew, Cindy Still, Mary Jane Swanson, and Neil Swanson.

You can get updates on their progress in Kenya on our Facebook page:

2nd Annual MG Barbeque Dinner!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Men of the Church:
The weather’s warm and we’re always hungry – time for a BBQ! Join us for Ribs, fixin’s and FELLOWSHIP at the 2nd Annual MG Dinosaur BBQ Dinner!
When: Thursday evening, June 12
Where: Waveny House – on the West Patio
Fellowship Hour @ 6:00pm, Dinner served @ 7:00pm
Featuring fabulous food from Dinosaur Bar-B-Que!

$45 – everything included!
This will be our final dinner of the season so you won’t want to miss this one!

Please RSVP by June 9 to Don Moyle: or (203)966-7472

Children’s Sunday Cake Walk: Bakers Wanted!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

cakeA Cake Walk will again be featured at Children’s Sunday this year (June 8) which leads some to ask: What is a cake walk, anyway?

A cake walk is similar to musical chairs. Pictures of our favorite Biblical characters are placed on the ground in a circle. As music is played, the children walk around the circle and stop on a character when the music stops. A character’s name is drawn from a hat and whoever is standing on the announced character wins! As a prize, the “winner” gets to choose a cake to take home to share with their family. The game continues until there are no more cakes, so the more cakes the better!

If you would like to donate or bake a cake, please contact Christy Lombardozzi, Director of Christian Formation and Music, at (203)966-2651 x35 or


Children’s Sunday is June 8

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Sunday, June 8 will be our annual Children’s Sunday celebration, and also marks our switch to the summer worship schedule.  The 8:00am service will be in the garden, and the 10:00am service in the Meeting House.

The 10:00am service on June 8 is a celebration of our Church School year, and the service is geared for children and families.

Following the 10:00am service we will have our wonderful All-Church Picnic on the Church Grounds.  In addition to delicious fare, the picnic will include games for children, face painting, a super slide, and a cake walk!  Families with last names A-H are asked to please bring a salad, fruit, or side dish for 10, and families with last names I-Z to please bring dessert for 10.

If you would like to donate or bake a cake for the Cake Walk, please pick up a cake box and instructions when you sign up in Smith Hall on Sunday, June 1 during the Fellowship Hour. Please contact Christy Lombardozzi at for details.


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